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Please Touch Museum

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Address: 4231 Ave of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone Number: +1 215-581-3181
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Hands-on museum where adults and children can learn and explore together....

Hands-on museum where adults and children can learn and explore together. The museum is open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is $17 for adults and children age one and over. Children under one are free.

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The best outing for children ever!

We take our grandchildren to the Please Touch Museum ten or twelve times a year. They can spend an entire day playing, building, learning, and riding on the beautiful carousel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
mcfrye7
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We take our grandchildren to the Please Touch Museum ten or twelve times a year. They can spend an entire day playing, building, learning, and riding on the beautiful carousel. Well worth the modest entrance fee. (And they give out thousands of free passes for low income children every year.)

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Thank mcfrye7
Massapequa, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were here in September of 2015 and my son (who was 3.5 at the time) fell in love - especially with the Alice in Wonderland exhibit. Honestly, I can't really classify this as a "museum," it's basically a huge indoor playground with different areas. I felt the price for what it is was STEEP and it definitely was a... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I took our 2 year old on the discount day. We got there 15 minutes before 4 and waited quite a bit since they won't sell any of those tickets until 4 exactly. There were so many people there it was a zoo. My son loved it though and had a great time. He loved the car... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is very big and spacious and it is a great place to keep kids occupied for about 2h (especially when it is rainy or extra hot outside). However, I won’t call it a museum as in my opinion it is not. It is mostly made of playing “environments” (construction site, hospital, restaurant, supermarket. Alice in Wonderland). Moreover, this... More 

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Thank adventix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Kids love it!! no need to holler - "you cannot touch" - problem is when they return home they think they can touch everything :-) Be prepared to be surrounded by kids who are hyperactive and running around - c'mon this is their place and the smell of disinfectant. Would recommend this place highly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was probably the highlight for my son. He loved every moment in the museum and I loved watching him even though he didn't want to move on to the next thing. I would definitely come back with him. If you have young children they should love this. I would advise to bring some snacks and drinks cause they are... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you have you kids, take them here! Go early, when it opens, to avoid the child. Plan about two hours. Park on the main road and it's free. My boys had an absolute blast. Plan on at least 2 hours. Food is $$$$ - I just look at it as a donation, but you can pack your own lunch.... More 

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Thank Hank M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is very nice but I see no reason why they charge parents an admission. Save yourself the $10 parking fee and park on the street.

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Middleway, West Virginia
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11 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with our 2.5 year old daughter and are members of the kids museum in our own town. With that membership we got a discount but I thought the price was still pretty high. We spent about 3 hours and my daughter loved the exhibits. The biggest concern I had as a parent was that there was no where... More 

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Hershey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here for the first time this weekend with my soon to be 4 yo niece. The museum is very large with tons of high quality, interactive exhibits. We spent about 3 hours. We also enjoyed the 20 minute theater show. My only concern was that many of the exhibits/play areas were very open and expansive allowing for little... More 

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